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There is no quick fix

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

As of to date I have lost 95.4 lbs it's been very hard work, and I can not believe me of all people has done this, no pills, no trainer, and no surgurey just determination and every thing I got inside of me.
Yesterday at work I had someone who is as overweight as I was, but almost 20 yrs younger and much more health problems than I ever had, was telling me about a new pill of some sort that you take and it's like a ball or balloon that blows up in your stomach and blocks the food. I have told her don't do it! I don't think is sounds safe! I have learned that you have to do your journey with healthy eating and exercise there is no quick fix! I have see allot of my co-workers who have had the gastric bypass surgery gain it back. I admit I would have loved to do the surgery, but I have smoked since I was very young and wasn't willing to give them up. I now want to quite smoking but I want the weight off first and foremost, and once I get to my goal of 140 lbs and I feel confident I can keep it off that's my next goal to quite smoking, but right now I'm not willing to risk my weight loss for it.
I just wish I could make my co-worker and friend realize the is no quick fix you just got to do it!!!!!
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LARISSA25* 4/28/2009 9:59AM

  U r sooooo right. I have a friend that had gastric bypass last december but had to lose 80 pds before the surgery and i thought well if u can do that why the surgery? Well she had the surgery but i can lose as much as her if i do everything right every week. ALso ive had a trainer at the gym forver but have realized there is no quick fix and trainers dont do any good,its all up to us and want we do in the end!!!

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CZSWAN 4/9/2009 3:40PM

  Good blog and you are right. I keep reading the pages of the successful people and they are all saying the same thing. I think all of us who have a long way to go are wishing there was a quick fix. But I am sure that even if there was one, the weight would just come back since we wouldn't learn those healthy habits which will help us keep the weight off.

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OPALYN 4/9/2009 11:08AM

    You are soo right , this isn't a quick fix....I have been told many times , after you have this baby just go have the surgery...For what , when all i have to do is get off my sofa, I saved my life plus alot of money , AND if i want to eat that piece of cake i can eat it , it wont be a force to enjoy my food...That's just me!!
But Thank you for this blog , you are soo right , people will go to the xtreme to lose weight , when all you have to do is GET UP!!

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RAMONA62 4/8/2009 11:22PM

    Great Blog and ohhh so true.

I have mentioned to my friends at work that I wish I had invested in one of these weight loss companies I could be on the beach in the Cayman Islands..sipping on those little umbrella drinks. But because I know it is a scheme.....I keep my day job.

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JIBBIE49 4/7/2009 10:51PM

    You are so right about just DOING IT. I've gotten so much from reading ROGER GOULD, M.D.'s book "Shrink Yourself" on stopping emotional eating. I wanted junk food so much yesterday when I was upset about Nathan having a low white cell count, and his hair has starting falling out from the Chemo. He is being such a good heart about it. But, I do feel sorry for him, because I know he is worried that HE will be one of the 2% that doesn't beat this. I heard him telling someone about that yesterday.
BUT, I know for me, eating a lot of junk food isn't going to help my fear. Dr. Phil always says what we fear is "can I handle this?" I know it is what I'm thinking. It isn't me, but just how I hate to see him have his life cut short, if it comes down to that.
But, like Gilda Radner said (and she died from Ovarian Cancer) "It's always something."

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